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  • Eclectic Vibes

    by Andrew Frey

    Reviews From: National
    Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Blood Brothers

    Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Blood Brothers

    Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King
    Blood Brothers
    Label: Alligator Records

    These two well-seasoned blues veterans pool their creativity and talent into this sizzling release.

    Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King WebsiteSmokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King Wiki

    Volbeat - Rock The Rebel/Metal The Devil

    Volbeat - Rock The Rebel/Metal The Devil

    Volbeat
    Rock The Rebel/Metal The Devil
    Label: Mascot Records

    If the Misfits were playing through Pantera’s equipment, I suspect it would sound something like this. Danish, thrashy, hard-edged punk metal with a clean crooner on vocals and some vintage style rock infarctions. Awesome!

    Volbeat WebsiteVolbeat Wiki

    Zimmers Hole - When You Were Shouting at the Devil

    Zimmers Hole - When You Were Shouting at the Devil

    Zimmers Hole
    When You Were Shouting at the Devil
    Label: Century Media

    Ironic and humorous, yet top notch death metal featuring Strapping Young Lad members and ultra prolific drummer Gene Hoglan. Hilarious PSA by Nathan Explosion from Dethklok.

    Zimmers Hole WebsiteZimmers Hole Wiki

    Brass Kings - Washboard Rope Guitar

    Brass Kings - Washboard Rope Guitar

    Brass Kings
    Washboard Rope Guitar
    Label: Dream Horse Music

    As the title suggests, this simple yet catchy and heartfelt music is generated mostly using a washboard, a rope (washtub bass) and a (resophonic) guitar by a trio of freethinking musicians. Nostalgic yet somehow contemporary.

    The Brass Kings Website

    Company Band - Sign Here, Here, and Here

    Company Band - Sign Here, Here, and Here

    Company Band
    Sign Here, Here, and Here
    Label: Venture Capital Records

    A four song aperitif to announce the formation of this sludge/stoner rock super-group. They are Neil Fallon (Clutch), Jess Margera (CKY), James Rota (Fireball Ministry), Jason Diamond (Puny Human) and Dave Bone. Because of Fallon‘s distinct vocals, it sounds a bit like Clutch. Time will tell what their tongue in cheek corporate sound evolves into.

    The Company Band WebsiteThe Company Band Wiki

    EOTO - Razed

    EOTO - Razed

    EOTO
    Razed
    Label: Sci Fidelity Records

    Funky swirls of patterned rhythms bump and repel through electronic sound-scapes that fly free with an air of jam-tronic completion and trip-hop contemplation. Jason Hann and Michael Travis (of STRING CHEESE INCIDENT) are the synthesizing musical musculature that weaves this craft to consciousness. Live, they are 100% improvisational, creating a unique experience nightly.

    EOTO WebsiteEOTO Wiki

    Genji Siraisi - Surviving Freedom: Uncensored Remixes & Naughty Bits

    Genji Siraisi - Surviving Freedom: Uncensored Remixes & Naughty Bits

    Genji Siraisi
    Surviving Freedom: Uncensored Remixes & Naughty Bits
    Label: Expansion Team Records

    These 7 Tracks of subtle and unassuming electronica with a smooth flow and quirky backbone are revamps taken from this Groove Collective drummer’s prior “Censorshit” release. Interesting and entertaining.


    Madeoutofbabies - The Ruiner

    Madeoutofbabies - The Ruiner

    Madeoutofbabies
    The Ruiner
    Label: The End Records

    Flecks of industrial and dirge metal are taunted and disrupted with waves of harsh a-tonal melodic contradictions and moody female vocals. The pummeling complexities almost overwhelm their creative rage.

    Madeoutofbabies Website

    Schoolyard Heroes - Abominations

    Schoolyard Heroes - Abominations

    Schoolyard Heroes
    Abominations
    Label: Stolen Transmission

    Pummeling soliloquies of the disturbed that are frayed at the ends and don’t meet the musical quota of most genres. Often rebuking like a caged creature, the female vocals pry at the listeners sanity while questioning the paradigms of societal structure and norms.

    Schoolyard Heroes WebsiteSchoolyard Heroes Wiki

    Testament - The Formation of Damnation

    Testament - The Formation of Damnation

    Testament
    The Formation of Damnation
    Label: Nuclear Blast Records

    Continuing to build on their impressive 25 year career with this vibrant neck-wrecking thrash blast from the past. Lyrically it is driven by contemporary issues. The lineup is fantastic and so is their sonic attack.

    Testament WebsiteTestament Wiki

    Totimoshi - Milagrosa

    Totimoshi - Milagrosa

    Totimoshi
    Milagrosa
    Label: Volcom Entertainment

    Valliant variations of texture, rhythm and raw emotional fortitude underscored by gravitational guitar playing and a sinister urgency propel the output of this Bay Area based and proudly Latin outfit to another dimension.

    Totimoshi WebsiteTotimoshi Wiki

    Bill Purdy - Move My Way

    Bill Purdy - Move My Way

    Bill Purdy
    Move My Way
    Label: Bill Purdy Music

    This singer/songwriter and pianist bellows out smooth pop rock grooves in the vein of Jack Johnson but manages to find his own gritty pace and emotion on this EP

    Bill Purdy Website

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